Inside the latest issue of National Geographic Traveller Food

Inside the latest issue of National Geographic Traveller Food

National Geographic Traveller Food is packed with authentic travel and food experiences, vivid photography, plus insights and tips to inspire would-be explorers to travel widely, ethically and safely.

Food and travel

Cheese pilgrimages: the nine destinations that should be on every cheese-lover's bucket list

From the Dutch Cheese Valley to the lush pastures of Normandy and the wild Californian north west, here are the places we think should be on every cheese lover’s bucket list.

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Create the perfect cheese board with these eight artisan varieties

From a French goat’s cheese coated in ash to a Spanish blue wrapped in sycamore leaves, our cheeseboard features Europe’s finest.

Five of the best fromageries across the UK

The UK is home to an incredible array of artisan cheese shops. Here are five of the best, each guaranteed to please even the most discerning cheese-lover.
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The artisanal secrets behind Italy’s most precious cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano is Italy’s most celebrated cheese. To merit the name it must come from one of 300 recognised dairies and  be made using age-old techniques. This is a true labour of love — and the proof is in the product.

Four vegetarian Christmas dishes to try

Too few at the table for turkey? Try going meat-free instead. Chefs including Meera Sodha and Anna Jones suggest their favourite festive veggie showstoppers from around the world.

Editors' picks

Beyond Napa: on the trail of California's artisan cheesmakers

In the valleys and hillsides just north of San Francisco, artisan cheesemakers are taking advantage of the same varied terroir that produces world-class wines. The result? Unique cheeses flavoured by sea air and forest-lined marshes.

Meet the maker: the Portuguese vintners taking natural wine back to its roots

In a small valley in central Portugal, vineyard owners Jorge Cardoso and Fernanda Rodrigues are reviving ancient wine-making traditions, favouring clay pots over barrels.

A taste of France in six drinks

Every part of France boasts its own alcoholic speciality, from the pastis of Provence to Burgundy’s crème de cassis and Normandy's apple brandy, calvados. Here’s our pick of the country’s top tipples.

Breaking bread: an Alpine family feast in Courmayeur, Italy

In Courmayeur, in the shadow of Mont Blanc, family meals are hearty affairs, involving plenty of cheese and suitably mountainous portions of carbonara and focaccia. Pull up a chair — dinner is served.

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Breaking bread: on the trail of tradition in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is Greece’s gastronomic heart, a melting pot city that’s constantly evolving. But when it comes to Greek cooking, some things aren’t to be messed with — no matter how modern life gets.

Breaking bread: coastal cuisine and family feasts in Tunisia

From perfectly prepped couscous to generous helpings of harissa, Tunisian cuisine is all about colour, flavour and abundance. In the coastal town of Nabeul, a family meal becomes a feast when guests are involved — and extra helpings are inevitable.

Breaking bread: the smoky taste of Nashville, Tennessee

Pitmaster Pat Martin spends his working day barbecuing and his free time grilling — two very different things if you’re in the American South, where cooking is as much about the journey as the destination.

Meet the maker: the Belgian chocolatier crafting confections with an Asian twist

At the workshop in his Brussels cafe, Laurent Gerbaud is making chocolates with a difference, taking inspiration from far beyond the borders of Belgium.

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Meet the maker: the Spanish family behind some of the world's best saffron

In central Spain, the Cabra have farmed some of the world's highest-quality saffron for four generations, using a meticulously hand-produced and largely unchanged approach.

Meet the maker: the woman behind the world's most sought-after pistachios

In Sicily, Laura Lupo makes products such as pesto and torrone from her own highly prized Bronte pistachios.

Meet the maker: the Canadian maple tree tapper

In rural Quebec, Pierre Faucher has been tapping maple sap and turning it into syrup for almost 40 years.

Photo story: celebrating the characters and creations of London's Chinatown

The food found in Chinatown was once largely Cantonese, but in recent years it’s diversified. Today its outlets specialise in cuisines from all across Asia; the longest queues, though, are outside the bubble tea cafes.

Photo stories

Photo story: dining with nomads in Kyrgyzstan

Once a nation of nomads, today’s Kyrgyzstan is dotted with yurts only in summer. For most of the year, Kyrgyz shepherds live settled lives in the valleys, but from June to September, when the lowlands are arid, they move to summer mountain pastures, known as jailoo. 

Photo story: the story behind the hazelnuts of Piedmont, Italy

The hills just outside Alba, in northwest Italy’s Piedmont region, are striped with neat green rows of trees and vines. The area is renowned for its wines and white truffles, but the jewel in its crown is the nocciola del Piemonte, a delicate variety of hazelnut with thin skin and crisp, dense flesh. The terroir here is ideal for these nuts: the slopes allow the soil to drain, while the altitude and climate provide the perfect temperature for the trees.

Photo story: the London tradition of pie 'n' mash

There can be few institutions more synonymous with the East End of London than pie ’n’ mash shops.

A beginner’s guide to foraging for wild ingredients in the UK

Foraging responsibly and discovering the world of wild food is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reconnect with nature. We speak to foraging experts for advice on starting out in the UK.

Five meal kits from top restaurants to cook at home

How successfully can meal kits replicate the restaurant dining experience at home? We try out kits from Dishoom, Hoppers, Padella and more.

Travel Geeks online: a culinary tour of Israel — 19 January 2021

Join us for an hour online from 19:00 to 20:00 on Tuesday 19 January for a virtual culinary tour of Israel, when our expert panel will discuss its vibrant and exciting food scene.

Get a taste for nature on a mushroom foraging course in the New Forest

Learn to tell your boletes from your russulas as you get to grips with fungal families on a one-day mushroom foraging course.

Eight inspiring chocolate creations from restaurants around the world

Some dessert menus are worth travelling for. From an opulent golden orb to a decadent reworking of a thousand-year egg, here’s our pick of the world’s most iconic chocolate creations.

A culinary journey through Jerusalem's street food scene

Want a true taste of the Holy City? Follow your nose through its eclectic neighbourhoods and tuck into its delicious grab-and-go street food. 

Author Caroline Eden on her culinary journey through Central Asia

For travel writer Caroline Eden, people and food are at the heart of every trip. In her latest book she journeys through Central Asia, bringing the region to life with recipes garnered along the way.

Three recipes from Caroline Eden's new Central Asian cookbook, Red Sands

The travel writer began her culinary cookbook journey in Kazakhstan, working her way east through the lush Rasht Valley. Here, she reveals three recipes inspired by the journey.

Four chocolate desserts from around the world to try this Christmas

From a gloriously sticky tarte tatin to a dense-yet-delicate Swedish lava cake, these four recipes are just the thing to make winter taste sweet.
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What are jabuticaba berries? Six things you need to know

The jabuticaba — tart yet sweet and brimming with antioxidants — has long been popular in Brazil, but is little-known across the rest of the world.  We get the lowdown on this mysterious and mighty berry.

How to make the perfect fried chicken and waffles

Red Rooster founder Marcus Samuelsson offers his tips for cooking tender, juicy chicken with a crisp coating, and shares his recipe for the perfect fried chicken and waffles.

A gourmet guide to San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighbourhood

From award-winning brasseries and seasonal menus to ritzy drinking dens, local restaurateur Sarah Rich offers the lowdown on San Francisco’s newly revitalised dining district.
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From farm to glass in Barcelona: the story of Estrella Damm and its homegrown, world-class beer

The lager — made from ingredients harvested near the brewery in Barcelona — is known for its distinctive taste that’s savoured in bars, restaurants and homes around the globe. But when it comes to its creation, things remain strictly Mediterranean.

Beyond the wings: a new take on American cuisine in Buffalo, New York

Famed for its eponymous wings, New York State’s second-biggest city is finding a new audience for its home-spun fast food. And there’s a distinctly local feel to the city’s take on Americana food culture.

A culinary guide to Istanbul, Turkey

The city that straddles Europe and Asia has found its stride and is at last gaining recognition for its creative take on traditional Turkish cuisine.

Learn to cook like an Italian in these four culinary hotspots

From making 'real' Neapolitan pizza in Naples to whipping up a squid ink risotto in Venice, these four cooking experiences will help you on your way to mastering Italy's world-famous cuisine.

How to cook pumpkin: five ways for autumn

Meedu Saad — head chef at London restaurant Kiln — shares five ways to make the most of this bold and versatile winter squash, from a turmeric curry to an unlikely ice cream dish. 

Join us for our Great Italian Food Journey with Aldo Zilli – 24 November 2020

National Geographic Traveller, in association with the Italian National Tourist Board, is teaming up with Aldo Zilli for a fantastic live online event, taking place on Tuesday 24 November from 7pm to 8pm.

Meet the instagrammer: @isabeleats on Mexican-American cuisine

We’re following Isabel Orozco-Moore, a Mexican-American food blogger and photographer based in Oklahoma City.

My life in food: Romesh Ranganathan on Ethiopian cuisine, bizarre food experiences and his mum’s top-secret spice blend

The comedian talks all things culinary, from falling in love with coconut sambal in Sri Lanka to why he’ll never take photographs of his dinner.